There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)

RosÚ-Palooza Part III - Tuesday, May 22 (MPM), and Wednesday, May 23 (Shorewood)
Drop in between 5 - 7:30 p.m. at MPM on Tuesday or 5 - 9 p.m. at Shorewood on Wednesday
Part three of our rosÚ tasting! And since the first two, even more new selections will have arrived, so of course you'll need to try them! We'll be opening up the new selections from all around the world at just $1, $2, or $3 per sample. Want to try 5? No problem. 10? You got it. 15? Well, we might have to cut you off. Hurray for rosÚ!

Cost of the tasting is a la carte. Drop in between 5 - 7:30 p.m. at MPM on Tuesday or 5 - 9 p.m. at Shorewood on Wednesday; no RSVPs are required. Email or call us at 414.277.7707 for more information.

Reds & Whites of Southern Italy - Tuesday, June 5 (MPM), and Wednesday, June 6 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Southern Italy is home to a plethora of indigenous and distinctive varietals, such as Greco di Tufo, Catarratto, Insolia, and Falanghina for whites and Nero d'Avola, Aglianico, Nerello Mascalese, and Frappato on the red side. For this tasting we'll delve into the history of the region and taste through several unique varietals that you perhaps haven't tried before but are certainly worth experiencing! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood).

Thief Wine's 10th Anniversary Party! - Sunday, July 22 (MPM))
4 p.m. - 6 p.m at MPM
In the summer of 2008, Phil and Aimee moved here from California to start Thief Wine, and opened our doors on July 20 in the Milwaukee Public Market. It's hard to believe it's been ten years - in some ways it seems like we've been doing this forever, and in other ways it seems like it's only yesterday, but it's been an amazing ride thus far, and we've met so many wonderful people and shared a lot of fantastic wine. Thank you all so much for your support over the years! To celebrate, we'll be having a fun and casual tasting at the Public Market on Sunday, July 22 from 4 - 6 p.m. - it'll be outside (tented, in front of our entrance on St. Paul Ave.) given the lovely time of year, with a theme of only sparkling and rosÚ wines (lots of each, of course), and including live music (think Jamaican steel drums) and light appetizers (plus anniversary cake, of course). We hope you can join us! Ticket details coming soon.

Shorewood Summer Spectacular - Sunday, August 19
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Shorewood
This will be our fifth Summer Spectacular, and as in years past it'll be a casual walk-around tasting (at tables both inside the shop and outside in the courtyard) featuring 65+ great summer wines - crisp whites, dry rosÚs, sparklers, and lighter reds. Light appetizers will be provided, and live music will enhance the atmosphere. To ensure attendees have the best possible experience and prevent overcrowding, tickets are limited to 75 people. It should be a fantastic afternoon! Ticket details coming soon.

Thief Wine's Fall Grand Tasting - Friday, October 26 (MPM)
We're going to switch up the timing a bit this year - instead of doing a Saturday afternoon (when the Public Market is at its peak customer capacity), we're going to have the Fall Grand Tasting on a Friday evening, which should be easier parking and flow for everyone. It'll be the same format as previous Grand Tastings, but with all new wines, of course; hours will be: Reserve Level 5:30 - 7pm, General Admission 7 - 9pm. Ticket details coming soon.

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